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Fall Prevention Awareness

Move Strong: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Falls

Celeste Carlucci | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Celeste Carlucci

It's Fall Prevention Awareness Week, a good time to reflect on how serious a problem falls are. As an older adult, you must be mindful in ways you've never been before, as folks in my NYC community-based fall prevention classes have illustrated over the years. I've developed some tips that you can share with your friends and family. I hope they prevent you or a loved one from experiencing a fall.

$60 Billion in Preventable Medicare Costs

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Whether from tumbling off a ladder while hanging Christmas lights, skidding on an icy sidewalk, tripping over a tree root in the front yard, stumbling over clutter inside the living room, swooning from over-medication, or slipping in the bath tub, more than 20,000 older Americans die each year from falling.

As Fall Approaches, a Checklist to Keep Family Elders Steady on Their Feet

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

The first day of Fall -- Sept. 22, 2012 -- marks National Falls Prevention Awareness Day to increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults. This year 46 states, including New York, are participating in Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

As Autumn Begins, Fall Prevention Awareness Day Will Keep You Off the Ground

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 11.07.2011 | Impact
Dr. Caroline Cicero

The change in season that September 23 brings offers an opportune time to examine your own and your aging parents' physical activity levels, fall risk factors, and environmental hazards.